Wednesday, January 20, 2010


I love you. I'm sorry. Please forgive me. Thank you.

Ho'oponopono, an ancient Hawaiian forgiveness ritual

This quote is from an ancient Hawaiian forgiveness ritual called Ho'oponopono that is rooted in the belief that illness was caused by a person's errors and could be cured using this process.

Modern Ho'oponopono teachings ask each of us to take full responsibility for that which comes into our lives and to work on our "problems" by working on ourselves.

The process itself is simple. When something painful or uncomfortable or scary comes up for you in your life you simply repeat the following four phrases over and over to yourself silently until that which created this event in your life is cleared:

I love you. 

I'm sorry.

Please forgive me. 

Thank you.

Sometimes this will take minutes, sometimes hours, and sometimes days, but I have found that it always works because I am not trying to change the other person, only myself, my thoughts, my reaction. 

If it sounds too good to be true, don't just take my word for it - give it a try for yourself!
Additional Resources:
Wikipedia article on Ho'oponopono

Website of SITH (Self Identity Through Ho'oponopono) founded by Morrnah Nalamaku Simeona one of the modern masters of the Ho'oponopono process

Website of Dr. Ihaleakala Hew Len and Mabel Katz, two of the modern teachers of Ho'oponopono

The World's Most Unusual Therapist, an article about Dr. Ihaleakala Hew Len and Ho'oponopono by Dr. Joe Vitale

 Zero Limits: The Secret Hawaiian System for Wealth, Health, Peace, and More, a book about Ho'oponopono by Dr. Joe Vitale and Dr. Ihaleakala Hew Len

My Ho'oponopono Blog:


  1. I'm experimenting with Ho'oponopono this week and loving it! If you try it, let me know how it goes for you.

  2. your blog is a wonderful way to start the day.
    thank you.

  3. I love you i'm sorry please for give me thank you